Winstons covers – dart by alice oswald

 

A  new feature ,in which I feature a pretty book cover or a book that is linked in some way to something that is happening in the world .I ve loads of books so never short of a cover to take a picture of one.This collection I love it is ilustrated by Jonathan Gibbs

So I start here with Dart from Alice Oswald I won this as a set of six poetry first books from Faber from Nonsuch books last year ,as the riots we raging on the tv the other night I decided to find solace in some nature poetry and choose this to read at 48 pages long it took less than two hours to read .It won the T S Eliot award in 2002 .Oswald spent a number of months on the river talking to people who use the river dart which the poem is about .

woodman working into twilight

you should se me in the moonlight

comb my cataract of hair,

at work all night on my desire 

Oh I could sing Hylas,

how the water wooed him senseless,

I could sing the welded kiss

continuous of Salmacis 

Alice Oswald 

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sigrun
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 16:28:00

    Beautiful! I’ve got the book, I love the cover and whats it containing – .

    Reply

  2. Iris
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 18:44:07

    I have seen these covers on Frances’ blog, they look so good!

    Reply

  3. Lisa Hill
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 12:12:44

    This is the only intelligent response to the riots that I’ve come across…

    Reply

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